Live Oak Silhouette
Previous
Live Oak Silhouette

A lone California Live Oak silhouette with double starburst, black and white. I walked through lots of stickers to get in the right spot to get the sun starburst directly behind the oak’s tree trunk. I’ve never captured a double starburst like this before, but I really like what it adds to the silhouette, especially as a B&W photo (shooting at a small aperture like f/16 or f/22 is the best way to achieve this result). This particular live oaks was perfect for a silhouette photo with its distinct shape and balanced set of branches. I had originally envisioned a double silhouette with the oak that was next to this tree, but decided it was a bolder photo with the other live oak cropped out. This photo was taken in Concord, CA next to the California State University East Bay Concord Campus (CSUEB Concord Campus) which is a beautiful campus up on some hills.

For a different kind of oak silhouette, check out my previously posted Golden California Live Oaks Silhouette photo.

You can buy this photo here, with many options including standard prints, canvas gallery wraps, gift cards, mugs, T-shirts and much more.

Permalink

Posted Jan 23, 2014 5:07 pm





Related Black and White Photos

Bugnay Woman Mesquite Flat Dunes - Death Valley National Park Early Morning Chai - Darjeeling, India Amish Farmers using a Horse-Drawn Hay Baler Vespa on the Streets of Florence Hummingbird Resting Rocky Seascape - Black & White HDR Bodie Ghost Town Who needs a school bus when you can ride like this? Sun Rays in Stanley Park, Vancouver

See all Black and White Photos (33)

Related California Photos

Surfer Tyler Baldy Descent Southern Channel Islands on the Horizon Contrasting Skylines Rock Creek Pussy Willow Bodie Window Reflection Empty Mansion on the Sea Cliffs - Corona del Mar, CA Distinguished Pine Christmas Day in Southern CA Cholla Cactus Garden - Joshua Tree National Park

See all California Photos (104)

Related Clean and Simple Photos

Andy Rock Climbing at Pirate's Cove Dusk on the Isle of Skye: The Old Man of Storr Spiral Staircase - Scotty's Castle Mighty Hawk Winter Beauty in the High Sierra Peaceful Glide Golden California Live Oaks Silhouette Stepping into Darkness Behind Bixby Bridge - Highway 1, Big Sur, CA Double Helix Spiral Staircase - Vatican Museum

See all Clean and Simple Photos (25)

Related Landscape Photos

Holyrood Abbey Ruins - Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland Reaching for the Sky Mono Lake Tufa Towers Olympic Cauldron - Fire and Ice - Vancouver 2010 Olympics Lake Sentani Hills Brilliant Color After Sunset - Key Largo, Florida Mighty Coastal Redwoods - Muir Woods, CA Painted Sky above Catalina Island, CA Ifugao Rice Terraces Balboa Park Sunset

See all Landscape Photos (174)

Related Nature Photos

Uluru Sunset Glow Never Never Land - Rainbow in the Rain Forest Buscalan Rice Terraces - Kalinga, Luzon, Philippines Pelican from Below Color Version: Sun Rays in Stanley Park, Vancouver Birch Bay Barnacles Katoomba Falls - Blue Mountains - near Sydney, Australia Farmhouse in Marchissy, Switzerland Fall Colors at Taughannock Falls - Finger Lakes Region, Ulysses, NY Peace

See all Nature Photos (86)